Local and distribution logistics apprenticeships

Are you looking for a varied apprenticeship in a booming industry? That’s perfect, because we’re recruiting – all over Austria. This year, we are offering a local and distribution logistics apprenticeship for the first time and are looking for young, motivated and talented people who want to take the company from strength to strength. The aim of the apprenticeship is to turn you into a genuine all-rounder. Right from the start, you will not only be trained in the operating processes at the depot, but also in the administrative activities in the back office. You will also spend time in all company departments and work “in the field”. Ready to apply? Let’s go!

GLS at the GROW Apprenticeship Festival in Plus City!

Visit us on site at our cool booth from 29.09-01.10 and learn more about the apprenticeship as a local and distribution logistician at GLS.

We are looking forward to meeting YOU!

Do you have any questions about the apprenticeship? Give us a call or write to us:

Mag. Patricia Wiesbauer
Mag. Patricia Wiesbauer
Manager Human Resources Development

bewerbung@gls-austria.com

Kim Sleska
Kim Sleska
Human Resources Development

bewerbung@gls-austria.com

What we are looking for

You will have successfully completed compulsory schooling. School-level English and the use of standard MS Office programs are no problem for you. You are excited by the world of logistics. You are a strong character and a friendly, considerate team player.

What we offer

All doors are open to you: you will receive a varied and extensive apprenticeship, including the opportunity to train for management positions following your apprenticeship. We’ll also help you get around: as part of your apprenticeship, we will cover the costs of obtaining a driving licence and forklift licence.

What you will learn

Your apprenticeship will run for a total of three years and will be split between the company and a vocational college. You will be trained in all operating procedures involved in parcel handling at the depot and will also carry out commercial and distribution-related activities, such as customs clearance and drawing up quotes.

When and where you will be employed

We provide training throughout the year and offer apprenticeships at our sites in Ansfelden (Upper Austria), Anthering (Salzburg), Fürnitz (Carinthia), Kalsdorf (Styria), Leobendorf, Steinabrückl, Traismauer (Lower Austria), Zirl (Tyrol) and Rankweil (Vorarlberg).

FAQ

When is the deadline for applications and when does the apprenticeship start?

Applications are welcome all year round. We will arrange your personal training start with you!

What criteria do I have to meet?

  • School-leaver or dropout with intermediate/higher certificate
  • School-level English
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and the Internet essential

How long does the apprenticeship last?

The apprenticeship lasts three years in total.

What is the pay?

As per the collective bargaining agreement for freight forwarding, an apprentice is paid €801,00 gross per month in the first year of the apprenticeship (based on a 40-hour week).

Where can I do the apprenticeship?

We are offering places at our sites in Ansfelden (Upper Austria), Anthering (Salzburg), Fürnitz (Carinthia), Kalsdorf (Styria), Leobendorf, Steinabrückl, Traismauer (Lower Austria) and Zirl (Tyrol).

What does the apprenticeship include?

You will receive training in all operating procedures involved in parcel handling at the depot, scan incoming shipments and sort/reroute parcels. You will load parcels onto delivery vehicles, plan delivery routes and sometimes deliver parcels yourself.

You will also handle commercial and distribution-related tasks. You will take care of customs clearance and invoicing, draw up quotations, schedule appointments for field sales staff and offer services to customers. As part of the apprenticeship programme, you will also gain experience of various planning activities, as well as different departments at the company.

What career opportunities will I have following my apprenticeship?

You will have excellent prospects in a high-growth industry. Here at GLS Austria, we nurture young talent and want you as part of the team after your apprenticeship. Thanks to the extensive apprenticeship, you will gain insights into all areas of the parcel industry. One of our main areas of focus is currently the development of new and sustainable delivery solutions for the last mile, with these solutions being used ever more often. But we are increasingly looking for people to join our teams in the depots, whether in the back office, customer service or sales.

You can look forward to a wide range of roles and development opportunities following your apprenticeship and – thanks to the current dynamic growth in the industry – you will also have excellent career prospects once you’ve completed the programme.

Onboarding

You will receive intensive onboarding from your colleagues

Onboarding

You will receive intensive onboarding from your colleagues

Team spirit

We are renowned for – and have won awards for – our fair and positive working environment. Hence the “Top Company Award” and the “Open Company Award” from Kununu.

Team spirit

We are renowned for – and have won awards for – our fair and positive working environment. Hence the “Top Company Award” and the “Open Company Award” from Kununu.

Variety

Experience a varied role with responsibility – right from the start

Variety

Experience a varied role with responsibility – right from the start

International

Get ready for exciting career prospects across Europe

International

Get ready for exciting career prospects across Europe

Our application tips

Your application documents are the first impression we get of you. Do your best to impress us. Please send us your documents by e-mail in a single PDF document. Have you been invited to an interview? Great! We look forward to meeting you. You are welcome to inform yourself in advance on our website. We are impressed by an authentic and open demeanour. And please: Don't be afraid of the interview. We welcome applicants warmly and openly.